#SoCS Dec. 7/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Some books remain a part of our lives. In the earlier days, I used to get books from the library and a loved book became a precious memory. It was not possible to buy books. So libraries were and are a very nice part of life. I have re-read many books many, many times over the years and have never got bored with the story. One such book is The Keys of the Kingdom by A J Cronin. I loved that book. Actually I liked all books by this author and it has been quite some time since I have read his books. This prompt immediately brought this book to mind. I have not read it in recent years but I think I will read it again one of these days. It is the story of Father Francis Chisholm.

From books I come to another important thing in our lives- keys. Keys to the front door of our homes. A few years ago we returned home one evening after being away for three days. I had the keys to the front door in my hand. This is the grill door of our verandah. I was shocked to see that there was no lock. I was feeling uneasy. We walked in and to our horror saw that the lock of the wooden door had been cut very neatly. Robbers in our house !! Oh my god. We went to our room and saw two cupboards had been emptied, the fridge was open and upstairs one cupboard had been emptied. But nothing was taken because there was nothing to take. But we were feeling so bad because someone unknown to us had entered our house in our absence. Hopefully no one will enter our house in such a way again. And we will always be able to use the keys to our house without hesitation 😊.

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. You have reminded me of that book and I think I will seek it out again. I was robbed many years ago by a robber who broke into many houses on our street to take televisions. Mine was so old and so heavy that the robber left it on the living room floor!

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